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James R. Williams, M.D.


Dr. James Williams understands that aches, pains and numbness in your hands, wrists and elbows can have a major impact on your daily life.

Arthritis in your joints can affect how you grab or hold items. Carpal tunnel can slow the way you work. Elbow pain can limit your arm movements. These problems are part of a whole host of issues that threaten the way you function. So, Dr. Williams promises to restore your upper extremities with surgical and non-surgical treatments, improving mobility and restoring the health of damaged tissue.

Whether your issue originated with a sports injury or is a symptom of a more serious illness, Dr. Williams guides you toward the treatments –– including medications, immobilizations, injections and physical and occupational therapies –– that get you better.

If surgery is needed, Dr. Williams is on hand to perform standard orthopaedic and microvascular procedures that heal your bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons as well as the blood vessels and nerves around them. Let Dr. Williams help you, with all the state-of-the-art resources that Midwest Orthopaedic Center can provide.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery, The Indiana Hand Center

Certification: Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

I take the time to listen to my patients, so I can understand their concerns and answer their questions. My goal is to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

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Meet Our Patients

Dr. Williams was extremely courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. He diagnosed my ailments almost immediately and provided me with injections on the spot. I experienced relief within days.

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I'm a referring physician and a patient. Throughout my career, I worked with several different orthopaedic groups and Midwest Orthopaedic Center was the absolute best.

Dr. Marty Stachniw

A retired orthopaedic surgeon and hand, knee and shoulder patient who loves the outdoors –– from Galesburg, IL.

Two words: professional and efficient. Don't put it off. It's only been two months since my surgery, and I'm doing things I haven't done in years.

Linda Beirise

A thumb joint arthroplasty patient who loves to quilt –– from Groveland, IL.

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